McLoughlin House
McLoughlin House
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The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder John McLoughlin.
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DaPheonix
Honolulu, HI531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
McLoughlin House provides its visitors with an enriching education about Oregon City and Oregon itself. Would definitely recommend visiting this historical home.
Written November 6, 2019
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OrTraveler2010
Cannon Beach, OR66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Family
They've put in a lot of effort gathering period-appropriate furnishings for the house, but not much in the way of hands-on for kids. They make up for it by providing a very well-versed tour guide that is great at answering questions.
Written February 27, 2012
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John Sowell
Boise, ID1,623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
John McLoughlin, chief factor for the Hudson's Bay Company, was arguably the most important white man during the colonization of the Pacific Northwest. He established Fort Vancouver in 1825, which bought fur animals from both Native Americans and others.

He also helped countless pioneers as they arrived in the Northwest and needing supplies to get them through the first winter.

After retiring from the Bay, McLoughlin spent the last 11 years of his life at this home in Oregon City.

The home was built in 1846 and it became a museum in 1910. It's listed as a national historic site.
Written February 26, 2017
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Kenna Lee
Keizer, OR10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
My mother and I went and did the tour, they were very full of knowledge. The house's were taken care of and they were full of original and beautiful history.
Written August 19, 2016
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DramaRatQueen
Hillsboro, OR148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I went to elementary school in Oregon City, but unfortunately missed the field trip to the McLoughlin house. The day I went, the ranger on duty was none other than my seventh grade social studies teacher (so there's my bias). My guide was Bob Hill, whose family came over on the Oregon Trail in 1853. I am well-versed in Oregon pioneer history, so the information wasn't new to me, but it would be educational for young people, visitors, or those new to the state. The artifacts inside the house were the highlight for me: treadle sewing machines, tilt tables, and the doctor's own rocking chair. Most tours start 15 minutes past the hour, and the house is only open Fridays and Saturdays.
Written March 26, 2016
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JonDrury
Vancouver, WA90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
Dr. John McLoughlin's home in Oregon City, Oregon, is a fascinating glimpse not only of Oregon history, but of his huge influence on the history of the United States west of the Mississippi. As Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company in Vancouver, WA, he rescued and supplied endangered wagon trains before 1846, ones arriving on the Oregon Trail seeking large tracks of fertile, available land.

His home, moved from the early downtown in 1909, is filled with actual furniture and relics used by the family, recovered from family connections. Start next door at the Forbes-Barclay House, tours start at fifteen minutes after the hour. No admission charge but donations accepted. The tour by a docent was thorough, though in the winter the lighting in the home is dim. The docent said the house closes for two months in the winter.

Considering his huge influence on West Coast history, the home of this good man of great character is a find.
Written December 6, 2014
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Debra J
Oregon City, OR29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
This is a fun historical tour. The person who gave the tour was very nice, informed, and could answer all our questions. It was just a little bit too short.
Written September 7, 2014
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OliviaK
Portland, OR78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to visit in the winter and it was closed just like most things in Oregon. It said it will be closed until February 13th, 2014. Maybe, we can see it some other time as it was one of the spots set to is it on our trip here.
Written February 6, 2014
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victoriasvintage
Oregon City, OR34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
This museum is fun! It has never changed since I was a little girl. I highly recommend it and the Barclay house next door.
Written July 29, 2013
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plaidbagel
Walla Walla, WA1,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
We got here just in time for a tour. It was a small group, which was nice, so we fit in each of the rooms and could still see. I thought the tour guide did a great job explaining everything and keeping the kids on our tour engaged without distracting from informing the adults. McLoughlin is quite an interesting fellow and the house tour is really cool.

We thought that there was also something to tour in the Barclay house next door, but it was just offices and some stuff for sale.

Overall, it’s free to visit here and they do tours on the 15s, so check it out!
Written May 28, 2013
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